The Quick Python Book

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Product Description Summary This third revision of Manning's popular  The Quick Python Book offers a clear, crisp updated introduction to the elegant Python programming language and its famously easy-to-read syntax. Written for programmers new to Python, this latest edition includes new exercises throughout. It covers features common to other languages concisely, while introducing Python's comprehensive standard functions library and unique features in detail. Foreword by Nicholas Tollervey, Python Software Foundation. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Initially Guido van Rossum's 1989 holiday project, Python has grown into an amazing computer language. It's a joy to learn and read, and powerful enough to handle everything from low-level system resources to advanced applications like deep learning. Elegantly simple and complete, it also boasts a massive ecosystem of libraries and frameworks. Python programmers are in high demand/mdash;you can't afford not to be fluent! About the Book The Quick Python Book, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide to the Python language by a Python authority,  Naomi Ceder. With the personal touch of a skilled teacher, she beautifully balances details of the language with the insights and advice you need to handle any task. Extensive, relevant examples and learn-by-doing exercises help you master each important concept the first time through. Whether you're scraping websites or playing around with nested tuples, you'll appreciate this book's clarity, focus, and attention to detail. What's Inside Clear coverage of Python 3 Core libraries, packages, and tools In-depth exercises Five new data science-related chapters About the Reader Written for readers familiar with programming concepts--no Python experience assumed. About the Author Naomi Ceder is chair of the Python Software Foundation. She has been learning, using, and teaching Python since 2001. Table of Contents PART 1 - STARTING OUT 1. About Python 2. Getting started 3. The Quick Python overview PART 2 - THE ESSENTIALS 4. The absolute basics 5. Lists, tuples, and sets 6. Strings 7. Dictionaries 8. Control flow 9. Functions 10. Modules and scoping rules 11. Python programs 12. Using the filesystem 13. Reading and writing files 14. Exceptions PART 3 - ADVANCED LANGUAGE FEATURES 15. Classes and object-oriented programming 16. Regular expressions 17. Data types as objects 18. Packages 19. Using Python libraries PART 4 - WORKING WITH DATA 20. Basic file wrangling 21. Processing data files 22. Data over the network 23. Saving data 24. Exploring data     Review "Naomi's book epitomizes what it is to be Pythonic: beautiful is better than ugly, simple is better than complex, and readability counts."  --From the Foreword by Nicholas Tollervey, Python Software Foundation "Leads you from a basic knowledge of Python to its most interesting features, always using accessible language."  --Eros Pedrini, everis "Unleash your Pythonic powers with this book and start coding real-world applications fast." --Carlos Fernández Manzano, Aguas de Murcia  "The complete and definitive book to start learning Python."  --Christos Paisios, e-Travel From the Back Cover What's Inside ● Clear coverage of Python 3 ● Core libraries, packages, and tools ● In-depth exercises ● Five new data science-related chapters Written for readers familiar with programming concepts--no Python experience assumed. About the Author Naomi Ceder is Open Source Development Manager at Dick Blick Art Materials and currently serves as the chair of the board of the Python Software Foundation.

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